Genetics Index Glossary

Chromosome Numbers in Different Species


Common Name Genus and Species Diploid Chromosome
Number
Buffalo Bison bison
60
Cat Felis catus
38
Cattle Bos taurus, B. indicus
60
Dog Canis familiaris
78
Donkey E. asinus
62
Goat Capra hircus
60
Horse Equus caballus
64
Human Homo sapiens
46
Pig Sus scrofa
38
Sheep Ovis aries
54

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